The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)
• “The race for a Petersburg-area House of Delegates seat is likely to go to a recount after the Republican candidate was declared the victor by 74 votes, but the outcome will not affect the new majority Democrats won in the chamber in the Nov. 7 elections.”—Washington Post
• A California family is suing the Washington County Sheriff’s Office over its hiring of the “catfish cop,” who nine days after joining the local force kidnapped a 15-year-old girl, killed her mother and grandparents and set their house on fire. The officer, who previously worked for Virginia State Police, had been prohibited by a 2016 court order from buying, possessing and transporting firearms.—Associated Press
• President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden visited Naval Station Norfolk for a Friendsgiving dinner, during which they served mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes.—Virginian-Pilot
• “A group of parents is faulting Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares for not investigating the Virginia Department of Education and the Fairfax County school system for their alleged discrimination against students with disabilities. The attorney general’s office says it cannot investigate because it does not have jurisdiction over the claims.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
• A Richmond high school has banned candy in response to four students experiencing “medical distress” after consuming edibles believed to contain THC last month.—Richmond Times-Dispatch
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